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Can Fam Physician. 2008 November; 54(11): 1557.
PMCID: PMC2592330

Question: Can you identify this condition?

Vimal Prajapati, MD
First-year dermatology resident at the University of Alberta in Edmonton
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A 22-year-old woman presents with a 2-year history of hypopigmented, scaly macules coalescing into larger patches on her upper back. Her medical history is unremarkable and she is not taking any medications.

The most likely diagnosis is

  1. Vitiligo
  2. Pityriasis rosea
  3. Mycosis fungoides
  4. Tinea versicolor

Answer on page 1558


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